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Stand Out

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Stand Out

NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals)

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Whether you are just launching a career in professional organizing and productivity or you’re a seasoned veteran — The Stand Out Podcast Series from the National Association of Organizing & Productivity Professionals (NAPO) will teach you how to make the most of the Organizing and Productivity Industry. Host Clare Kumar interviews business experts and successful professionals in the productivity and organizing world.
 
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The Checkout

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The Checkout

Errol Schweizer and Evan Driscoll

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Hosted and produced by two Organic food and farming lifers, The Checkout brings forward diverse voices and stories from the frontlines of our food system. Now more than ever, our food system is in a constant state of flux, radical change and crisis. From farm, retail and wholesale sector analyses to public policy, labor organizing and community struggles, The Checkout will expand the horizon for consumers and food industry professionals of what is possible and what is necessary to create a j ...
 
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Head Start

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Head Start

Race Directors HQ

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Head Start is a podcast for race directors and anyone involved in the business of putting on races. It doesn't matter where you're based or how many years experience you have or whether you're putting on a running race, a triathlon, an obstacle race or whatever. If you’ve got an interest in planning, organizing and growing endurance events, this is the podcast for you. The focus of the podcast is twofold: 1) we bring you the latest and coolest innovations hitting the mass-participation endur ...
 
Fitness doesn't have to be so elitist and exclusive! We're Jason and Lauren Pak, and together we co-own Achieve Fitness - a fitness facility just outside of Boston in Somerville, MA. What we've found over the last 13 years as fitness professionals is that people will stick to their fitness journeys way better if they actually feel like **they belong**. So, instead of showing off, or body shaming, or preying on insecurities, the way the fitness industry tends to do, we're going to dive deep i ...
 
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December marks the start of a very important event in NAPO’s calendar: Go Month. Here to tell us more is none other than NAPO president, Amy Tokos. Along with being a certified professional organizer, she is the owner of Freshly Organized and a productivity expert whose work has been featured in major publications. Tune in to hear how Amy stumbled …
 
Episode #94 Notes :30 The political-economic context for farm workers in the US, and its exclusion from labor laws. 3:00 How does immigration policy related to farm worker rights? 6:00 Where do a lot of farm workers come from in the US? 8:30 On agriculture in the Skagit Valley in Washington State. 12:30 On recent farm worker labor unrest and organi…
 
Episode #93 Notes :30 Why did you make “They’re Trying to Kill Us”? 2:00 On growing up in Ferguson, Missouri influence you? 5:00 On food related health outcomes. 7:30 On Racial Capitalism and defining Food Deserts. 13:00 Industrial animal food product and chronic disease in black communities. 17:00 Interconnectivity between large corporate interest…
 
If you have built a business putting on races, chances are you would have thought of maybe selling some or all of those races at some point in the future. You may also have toyed with the idea of buying races from others as a way to grow your event portfolio. Buying and selling races still remains a big mystery for most race directors - even very e…
 
Today we are so lucky to welcome productivity consultant, Debbie Rosemont, to the show to talk about her journey as a business owner, the important transitions she has made, and why adjusting your company to suit your needs and goals can be one of the most powerful tools for success! In our chat, we get into some thoughts on finding fulfillment, fa…
 
Episode #92 Notes :30 Introduction to Agroecology 7:05 Areas of research 9:50 What is Agroecology 12:15 Research strategies 15:40 Agroecology and Regenerative Ag 18:00 Agroecology and GMOs 23:00 Agroecology, Justice and Farmers 29:20 Local food systems 39:50 A Just transition 48:50 Further ReadingDoor Errol Schweizer
 
The GiveSignup|RunSignup Symposium series has grown from modest beginnings of just a few dozen people to be the industry conference most race directors and timers will attend during the year. And this January 25-26, the Symposium series returns to Orlando Florida after a two-year hiatus for an awesome two days of education and networking, and all r…
 
Episode #90 Notes Jessica Choy, Campaign Director of Unite Here 1:00 - What is Unite Here? And why is Unite Here organizing against Hello Fresh? 4:15 - What was it like working in a Hello Fresh facility during COVID-19? 8:45 - What spurred this campaign at Hello Fresh? 10:30 - What are workers hoping to achieve through organizing at Hello Fresh? 12…
 
If I told you “race marketing”, what kinds of things come to mind? Facebook ads maybe, maybe Google Ads. But what about your race website? Is that optimised for search engines? When people search Google for your race - or, even more importantly, for a race like your race to enter - is your race website the one they find at the top of Google search …
 
Episode #89 Notes 1:00 - What is your motivation? 2:30 - Why did you start the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA)? 5:00 - What are some of your proudest accomplishments at PBFA? 8:00 - Since you’ve left PBFA, what thoughts and concerns do you have for plant based foods? 11:30 - Why won’t ‘the marketplace’ fix the food system? 15:30 - On plant bas…
 
This conversation weaves together our love of organizing and helping clients with the idea of better understanding how to motivate and inspire clients who may not be excited about this particular prospect. Our guest today is Gretchen Rubin, she is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, Outer Order, Inner Calm, Better Than Before, The Hap…
 
Episode #88 Notes 0:45 - Alan’s issues of synthetic biology and GMO. 9:15 - On gene editing, CRISPR, and defining synthetic biology. 22:00 - How these technologies work and how they’re deployed in food production. 27:00 - Who is funding these technologies in food production? 38:00 - The Commons as a response to consolidated agricultural land owners…
 
Episode #87 Notes 1:00 - What makes Dr. Bronner’s supply chain so unique? 4:30 - How did the supply chain come about and develop? 14:00 - What are the typical conditions of farmers and supply chain workers? 21:40 - How have workers and owners in the Dr. Bronner’s supply chain benefited from their relationship with y’all? 27:00 - How have customers …
 
It’s very fashionable these days to hear people speak of “influencers” - people who work with brands to promote their products and services to a niche audience in which they have a strong following. Well, our industry has had that for a while. They’re called race ambassadors and they can be your race’s special influencers, going out into the commun…
 
Today, we have a bonus episode for you. And it’s all about Tyvek. Yes, that wondrous paper-like, fabric-like material, that is actually neither paper nor fabric, that our industry uses to make race bibs. Well, that wondrous material is now in a bit of a supply freeze. That’s right - the owners and exclusive manufacturers of Tyvek, DuPont, have info…
 
Today we have two wonderful guests on the show to share their thoughts and experiences in our ongoing discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI. Janine Sarna-Jones is a certified professional organizer and certified move manager, and has a history with NAPO stretching back 20 years! Todd Allan started his work in organizing focusing on…
 
Episode #85 Notes 0:45 - What are your jobs at Starbucks? 2:00 - What’s it been like working at Starbucks through the pandemic? 5:00 - What inspired the union organizing campaign? 7:30 - What are your demands? 11:00 - How has this union campaign been received by your coworkers? 14:45 - On the vision of these organizing efforts in the short and long…
 
Episode #84 Notes 1:00 - An overview of RWDSU and background. 2:30 - On the political economy of farm work in the United States, and the lack of laws to protect farm workers. 6:20 - On The Fair Labor for Farm Workers Act. 8:00 - What is the upside of farm workers having a union contract? 11:00 - What is the future of farm work in New York? Do you s…
 
At the tender age of 24, with no prior experience or any interest in running, Matt Trevett decided to take a gamble and launch a new 10K in his hometown of Weybridge in Surrey, UK. Matt promised local business groups and the local council he’ll bring 1,000 people to the race in its first year. As you can imagine, everyone was very supportive of the…
 
Episode #83 Notes 1:00 - How did you get interested in writing about cultivated meats? 4:50 - On finding sources for Joe’s journalism on cultivated meats. 10:05 - How cultivated meats are made. 13:30 - Scaling and sterility in cultivated meat production 22:00 - Cultivated meats implications and animal rights 30:00 - The feed source for cultivated m…
 
Whether you’re interested in re-organizing and renovations or you just love a good reality TV show, you’ve likely followed many of the TV shows about organizing since the early 2000’s, from Neat with Hellen Buttigeig in Canada to Mission Organization, Clean Sweep, and Enough Already, which featured today’s guest, Australian-born Peter Walsh. In thi…
 
Episode #82 Notes Kevin Bradshaw Local 252G Memphis, Tennesse BCTGM 0:30 - What is your role at Kellogg’s? 01:10 - Why are you on strike? And what has Kellogg’s done to instigate the strike? 2:30 - How has COVID exasperated some of the issues with working conditions? 4:00 - What are you standing for? 5:00 - How can folks support you? 8:00 - Dan Osb…
 
Episode #80 Notes 0:30 - How did you start at Amazon, and what led to your dismissal? 3:00 - How did your unionizing efforts lead to the work you do now? 4:15 - What is your critique of Amazon and how they treat employees? 5:30 - What is the Amazon Labor Union, it’s goals, and how it came about? 6:45 - On organizing and recruitment tactics. 9:30 - …
 
Episode #80 Notes 1:00 - Reckoning and Regenerative Agriculture article overview 6:05 - Regenerative Organic Certification and other ways in which we define regenerative. 21:45 - On racial justice and equity in regenerative agriculture. 30:00 - What should we do to help shift the meaning of regenerative agriculture. 34:00 - Further readings: Liz Ca…
 
It’s probably fair to say that when it comes to a race director’s calendar, it doesn’t get much bigger than race day. It’s the day your race comes alive and a day you and your team have been working towards for months. Whether it’s your first race or your hundredth, everyone goes into race day a bit like a standup comedian walking on stage for thei…
 
Episode #78 Notes 1:15 - Inspiration for their new book, Enflamed. 2:40 - On Deep Medicine and why this book needed to happen. 8:30 - What is inflammation, exactly? 14:00 - On defining colonialism historically and presently. 19:00 - On the cultural and larger systems issues with the healthcare system. 26:30 - The limitations of addressing inflammat…
 
Episode #77 Notes 1:00 - On The Global Alliance for The Future of Food 3:00 - Case studies of work GAFF. 8:00 - Defining True Cost Accounting and why it matters. 12:00 - Why is this different than GAP accounting? And how are externalities accounted for in True Cost Accounting? 16:00 - How is True Cost Accounting embedded in regulatory frameworks? 2…
 
As organizing and productivity professionals, communication is intricately tied into every part of our lives, whether we are speaking to clients, creating content online, or presenting and speaking at live events. So the sooner we can improve our communication skills and be the best at delivering our message, the better for everyone! Leveling up in…
 
Episode #76 Notes 0:30 - What does the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa do? 2:00 - What is Food Sovereignty? 3:15 - The influence of powerful and influential benefactors of the green revolution in Africa. 8:15 - What was the Green Revolution? What did it want to do, and what have the outcomes been? 15:45 - How are food sovereignty organizati…
 
Ask yourself this: when was the last time you bought something without checking out reviews for it online? Experiences, like races, are no different. When you have a dozen 10Ks to choose from, you’ll want to hear what others have to say about each race before making your decision. And that’s where race reviews come in. Whether they’re hosted on you…
 
Today’s guests are declutterers and organizers by profession, and they’ve recently become masters of marketing too! Ingrid Jansen and Lesley Spellman are the founders of The Declutter Hub, which started out as an online course and has broadened its scope to multiple courses, a membership, a Facebook group with a very engaged online community, and a…
 
Have you ever thought about timing your races yourself? Building your own RFID timing system? Perhaps even building a small race timing business on the side as a way to diversify your income? Well, doing your own race timing is certainly not for everyone. For most race directors, managing their own race timing is the last thing they need on race da…
 
Follow The Checkout on Facebook - Instagram - Twitter. Stream The Checkout on Apple Podcasts - Spotify - Stitcher - Google Podcast Episode #72 Notes 1:00 - How did Brandworkers come about? 2:00 - How is Brandworkers structured? 4:00 - What are some of the issues affecting food system workers in NY? 6:30 - What is labor organizing like in facilities…
 
Episode #71 Notes Interview #1 with Lisa Gregory and Carl Miller of BCTGM 1:15 - Food industry experience 2:00 - Working on the Nabisco bakery production line. 4:00 - Lisa’s role at BCTGM Union. 5:00 - What has it been like working in food manufacturing during COVID? 9:00 - How many union members fell ill during COVID? 11:30 - On organizing efforts…
 
Making races more sustainable is on more and more race directors’ radar these days - which is awesome. But when it comes to moving from theory to practice, working to affect actual change in your race that has a meaningful impact on your event’s environmental footprint, things sometimes get a little bit confusing. Where do you even start? How do yo…
 
Episode #69 Notes 0:45 - How did you get started in the food business and Miyoko’s Creamery? 4:00 - What were gaps in the market for dairy-free cheeses? 7:00 - How did you develop these dairy-free cheeses? 11:00 - What was consumer’s initial reaction to the products? 17:00 - On inequities in the funding and financing landscape. 21:00 - On what’s wo…
 
Episode #68 Notes 0:45 - From impact investor to Cool Beans CEO. 4:15 - How did you re-discover the frozen food aisle? 8:00 - Why did Cool Beans decide to focus on plant-based foods? 15:00 - The Four Waves of plant based foods. 18:00 - On competing in the plant-based foods sector. 22:00 - On the ethics of plant-based foods. 25:00 - On converting co…
 
Teachers are often under an enormous amount of pressure, and certain things in the classroom get pushed aside. One of these skills is organization. Tiffany Blassingame is the founder of Simple Organization, which looks to help busy adults and their families develop organized solutions for homework and school. As a parent, finding the balance betwee…
 
Have you ever wondered how the choices you make about your race start procedure can affect every aspect of the rest of your race? Even simple things, like choosing a wave start over a rolling start, or changing the order and size of each wave, or the width of your start line, can have a significant impact on your race’s safety, congestion on the co…
 
Professionals in our field work with a very diverse range of clients, and for today’s episode, we have brought in Kathleen Crombie, a counseling psychologist who has extensive experience working with neurodiverse populations. This work experience, combined with the fact that Kathleen is a gifted person herself, make her the perfect candidate for gi…
 
Selling sponsorships is arguably the biggest chronic challenge race directors face. Many race directors simply don’t like doing it, others don’t know where to start, and perhaps some have even given up after multiple frustrations and disappointments. My guest today, Ben Pickel, is the Director of Sales and Strategy at Life Time Events. Ben has been…
 
Episode #67 Notes 0:45 - Tell us about your role at Tisch Center for Food, Education, and Policy. 2:15 - On Tisch Center’s research and advocacy work. 3:30 - On food insecurity in New York. 9:50 - How has COVID impacted food insecurity and your positions on policies impacting this? 18:45 - Policy goals around universal lunch programs. 28:30 - On th…
 
Episode #66 Notes 1:00 - On unionizing efforts at No Evil Foods. 7:30 - Motivation around the initial unionization drive. 17:00 - How did the other employees respond to unionization? 21:45 - On the mechanics of union-avoidance industry. 23:00 - On PRO-ACT. 28:00 - What was the work dynamic? What did it feel like to work at the facility? 29:30 - Wha…
 
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